Wednesday, July 9, 2014

A Case of You | Movie Review



I know this is cliche, but I kind of love movies based on quirky girls with pixie hair-cuts and a vintage fettish. 

I also adore movies based on writers, considering I am one and all.
I've also never been disappointed by anything starring Evan Rachel Wood - so for me, this movie was a must see. It seemed to be the complete package - and you know what, it didn't disappoint. 



Sam (Justin Long), spends his days writing novels in a local Brooklyn coffee shop and falls for a quirky barista called Birdie (Evan Rachel Wood). 
She doesn't seem to notice him so when all else fails, he reverts to her Facebook page and scopes out all of her interests, transforming himself into what he'd like to believe is her 'Dream Man.' From French cuisine, judo and strumming on a guitar - Sam does everything to win her heart.

When Birdie does fall for Sam's ploy, he must now keep up the tiring façade to keep her. 

The situation is both drastically sad for him but also fabulous, as he manages to gain inspiration for a new book from his time with her. He writes a memoir of their time together and I for one think that it was really a very special film.

Wood and Long have an undeniable on-set chemistry that is so likable and easy to watch. The concept is great and it focuses on a lot of current society-driven issues. Love, not being good enough, trying to be good enough... you name it - and to top it all off, it's done with the perfect sprinkle of humor.

I wouldn't go as far as to say this movie WOW-ed me silly - but it was good. 


There's also a few appearances of the much love Vince Vaughn who plays Sam's crude and appalling publisher. 


Peter Dinklage (from Game of Thrones) makes a brilliantly creepy role as Birdie's gay co-worker too which had me in fits of laughter.





 Have you seen any good movies lately? 
I'd love some recommendations.

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58 comments:

  1. This looks like something I just have to watch! I laughed so hard at Peter Dinklage's pic, I will probably be screaming in the movie.

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    1. haha Peter Dinklage was honestly my favourite part!

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  2. I have not seen this one, but I'll have to add it to our ongoing list. The most recent film I saw that I loved was Mr. Nobody, it's from a few years ago, but I really enjoyed the plot and the message.

    Silvia
    Spanish Muse

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    1. I have heard of Mr. Nobody and have actually been trying to hunt it down forever!! Looks like something I'd love :)

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  3. I don't think I could see Peter Dinklage playing anyone other than Tyrion. It just wouldn't be the same without the scheming and alcoholism.

    Emma x

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    1. The scheming was still there :) It was hilarious!

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  4. This sounds like my type of movie. I watched The Fault In Our Stars last weekend it was really good, it brought a few tears to my eyes and then a few more.

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    1. Dying to read the book before I see that movie - glad to hear it is getting such great reviews :)

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  5. Haven't watched this yet but sounds like an awesome film! If you're looking for good movies to watch, try "The Constant Gardener" or "Begin Again" :)

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    1. Haven't seen either of those or heard of them until now, so I'm super excited to watch these soon! xx

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  6. I didn´t hear about the movie, but it sounds lovely. Peter Dinklage always plays so funny characters, that it´s impossible for me not to laugh. I lately didn´t see any special movies, but I can´t wait to see new Transformers. :)
    Fashion Happenss

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    1. Me too!! New Transformers is going to be INCREDIBLE!

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  7. I have this movie in my possession since reading this post and I hope to watch it very soon. I'll let you know if I loved it too..! :)

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    1. Can't wait to hear your thoughts, Haley :)

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  8. I haven't watched this but would love to see!! Sounds amazing! Well you must watch "the fault in our stars", its a heart touching movie!

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    1. Yes yes yes, I must have this book and movie in my life!

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    1. I know, that's why I had to watch it! You won't be disappointed.

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  10. The last movie I enjoyed watching was A million ways to die in the west. Was lame and funny. I watched Edge of Tomorrow too but dint find it that great.. Am looking forward to 22 Jump Street for some laughs. It hasnt released in India yet :( Have a great weekend!
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    June

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    1. 22 Jump Street is going to be great, cannot wait to see it!!

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  11. Jade, I'm due to see a good movie--a romance, in fact. This one sounds like it would "fit the bill." Hugs on your weekend, Sweets! T. htttp://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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    1. Oooo what romance did you end up watching, Tina!?

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  12. That looks like a great movie. Would love to watch it soon! xx

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  13. Nice post,dear!Haven't heard about this one:S
    Keep in touch xoxo
    Antonella

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  14. came across your Blog from zoella I would just like to say that your blog is amazing..I love the design and the pictures.. Just amazing


    If you have a minute please come over to my Blog http://myroutinesjade.blogspot.co.uk/ leave a comment if you would.... it would mean a lot


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    1. Hi Jade, love your name ;) hahahaha going to check your blog out now x

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  15. Sounds really great. I just watched the trailer on youtube. The things we do for love. I have to watch it. I like Justin Long. Have a happy Friday!!!

    xx Mira

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    1. Ahh should have included the trailer clip actually in this post! Will have to include them from now on! Thanks xxxx

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  16. How come i didn't know about it? It's a great review Jade. I really need to watch it now :)

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  17. Haha isn't that one of the classic romcom stories? Young handsome writers sit around at coffee shops all day and tr to pick up the cute barista :) Oh if a barista's life would be like that... Let me tell you: unfortunately it is not ;)

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    1. I knowwww it's so cliche but I just love those stories :)

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  18. I just added this to my netflix DVD Queue. It sounds so good!

    I recently just saw a claymation called Mary and Max. It's amazing if you haven't seen it I definitely recommend.

    Christina
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    1. Awesome I don't think I've ever seen a claymation! Sounds so different! Will look for it! Thanks for such a cool recommendation!

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  19. I should watch this! the trailer is so great!
    Love your blog so much!
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  20. Now i def want to watch this. Love Peter Dinklage from GoT and will watch any movie he is in!

    Lets keep in touch and follow each other on bloglovin! I always follow back!

    Love from Canada,
    Marie from www.ElleCharie.com

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    1. Love how popular he is! Didn't even know! haha

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  21. Looks like an easy, interesting watch. I love films based on writers too =)

    Enjoy your Sunday.

    Corinne x
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  22. thanks for the tip dear :) will definitely try to watch this tonight. the last movie i've seen was "the other woman." it was hilarious :)

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  23. Great job, thanks for the post!
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  24. I didn't know about it, but I really like Justin Long. I have written that movie on my movie to watch list ;)
    xox

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  25. I saw 22 Jump Street yesterday. And I must say that it was awesome :).

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  26. fabulous! I need to watch!
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  27. Well l'm usually the last person you'd ask for advice re movies since I'm years behind before I see one hahaha! I hardly go to the cinemas anymore which is probably my main reason for being so clueless. Over the weekend I finally saw 21 Jump Street. Yeah, you read that right bahahaha! See, totally slow. I also enjoy writer protagonist based films. I loved Ruby Sparks and The Words, though I'm sure you've probably already seen them both. If not DO IT! Ruby Sparks was my fav and The Words was pretty cool too.

    SDMxx
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    1. Gosh likewise, I cannot remember the last time I went to the cinema. Must have been for Wolf of Wallstreet I think.... which I STILL need to review!! Might need to watch it again by now hahaha

      WHAT!? You only JUST saw 21 Jump Str!?!? Oh dear, you ARE worse than me :)
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